Educational Opportunities


Report: Detention Barn Drug Administration Suspension Coming

October 30, 2009

California-based racehorse trainer Jeff Mullins is expected to be suspended six months by the New York Racing Association in connection with the administration of an unknown substance to a horse in the detention barn at Aqueduct earlier... Read More


More than 200 Animal Health Studies to Receive MAF Funding

October 28, 2009

Helping horses live longer, healthier lives requires ongoing research to give veterinarians the tools they need to better diagnose and treat them. Morris Animal Foundation, a world leader in supporting research to prevent, treat, and cure diseas... Read More


Horse Publications Launch Equine Industry Survey

October 23, 2009

The American Horse Publications (AHP) is conducting an Equine Industry Survey to gauge participation trends in the U.S. equine industry. In... Read More


U.S. Equestrian Team Holiday Fundraiser; Lots of Education and Fun!

October 17, 2009

On Dec. 11 and 12, SUCCEED and Wellington Classic Dressage will host an exciting Holiday Gala Fundraiser featuring some of the biggest names in the equestrian world.

The USET Holiday Gala Fundraiser will be held at the Jim Brandon... Read More


Canadian University's Equine Education Program Up for Award

October 12, 2009

Equine Guelph, a program from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has been nominated for the 2009 FEI Development Award. Now the program is asking for your help to win the award.

Equine Guelph has been developing a multi-level... Read More


Information Sought on S.C. Captive Bolt Horse Shooting

September 11, 2009

The owner of a Quarter Horse mare found dead in its South Carolina pasture last month is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoeve... Read More


Walking Horse Celebration Show Inspectors Ready

August 27, 2009

Federal Horse Protection Act (HPA) compliance inspectors will be out in force during this year's Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, said Rachel Cezar, DVM, coordinator for the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's Horse... Read More


Developing Natural Springs as Equine Water Sources

July 25, 2009

Horse owners have several options to provide water for their animals; one of them is to take advantage of a natural spring on your property.

A spring is a discharge of water that has infiltrated the soil profile by precipitation. The discharge... Read More


Bone Bruise Takes Musket Man Out of Race Season

July 06, 2009

Multiple graded winner Musket Man, who made a name for himself during this year's Triple Crown run, will miss Monmouth Park's Haskell Invitational Stakes Aug. 2 and the rest of the racing season with a bone bruise in his left front foot.... Read More


Drug Problem Exaggerated: Horsemen, Chemist Say

July 03, 2009

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) said July 1 it plans to be more involved as the racing industry considers medication and drug-testing policies, which horsemen believe could be detrimental and... Read More


Horse Incentive Fund Bill Signed by Texas Governor

July 02, 2009

All American Quarter Horses, American Paint Horses, and Appaloosas conceived by mares and stallions living in Texas during 2009 are eligible to be nominated to the new Texas Equine Incentive Fund. House Bill 1881, which was signed by Gov. Rick... Read More


Visiting Scientist Builds Parasitology Bridges

June 24, 2009

For six months, Martin K. Nielsen, DVM, was a visiting scientist at the Gluck Equine Research Center from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark through the Albert and Lorraine Clay Research Fellowship award. Nielsen, an assistant professor in... Read More


Moose on the Loose at Saratoga Race Course

June 15, 2009

Saratoga Race Course employees arrived at work Monday morning to find a cow moose wandering on the sidewalk outside track property, New York Racing Association (NYRA) officials said. After NYRA security worked in support of the Saratoga Springs... Read More


New Equine Fact Sheets Available

June 04, 2009 launched the first in a series of Fact Sheets on Jan. 13 to widespread acclaim. This week we present more Fact Sheets on topics our readers have indicated are important to them based on searched terms, reader views on that topic,... Read More


What About the Budweiser Clydesdales?

May 29, 2009 has had numerous questions about the fate of the Budweiser Clydesdales since it was announced in July of 2008 that Belgian brewer InBev had purchased Anheuser-Busch, creating the world's largest brewer. Another spate of questions... Read More


Marion duPont Scott Barn Name Honors Trainer Fout

April 05, 2009

The late Paul R. Fout, a renowned horse breeder and trainer who passed away in 2005, will be posthumously honored when a new equine barn on the campus of Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is dedicated in his name on Fri.,... Read More


Rags to Riches' Foal Taking After Her Mother

March 17, 2009

Although she is little more than a week old, Rags to Riches' first foal is already displaying the same independent streak her mother was known for.

The Giant's Causeway filly, who was... Read More


MSU Vet to Offer Young Horse Training Health Lecture

March 16, 2009

Training the young horse is a step-by-step process, one that takes time, patience, knowledge, and experience. An important aspect of training the young horse is for the trainer to be able to identify the fine line between the proper amount of... Read More


Lexington Mounted Police Offer Training Clinic

March 16, 2009

The Lexington, Ky., Mounted Police are offering a sensory training clinic. Two instructors representing the Lexington Police Mounted Unit and one equitation instructor will work with riders in three rotating groups. The clinic will take place... Read More


GI Field Test Now Available from Vets

March 04, 2009

The Succeed Equine Fecal Blood Test (FBT) is now available through veterinarians, according to Freedom Health LLC. The company had stopped production of the FBT in early 2008, citing manufacturing problems. The new FBT--a field test to help... Read More


Reining Sire Hits $6 Million in Offspring Earnings

February 24, 2009

Topsail Whiz climbed to the top of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) all time sire list in last July with total offspring earnings of $5,527,700, surpassing former leader Hollywood Dun It's mark of $5,494,100. Now, Topsail Whiz has... Read More


Drought Increases Florida Wildfire Risk

February 18, 2009

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson recently advised residents that below average rainfall for the last several months has significantly increased the state's wildfire risk.

According to a statement fro... Read More


Readers Tell Us What They Think About Horse Licensing

February 13, 2009

Exactly 1,600 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Are you in favor of horse licensing as identification?"

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Employment and Immigration

February 01, 2009

Keep necessary documentation and use personnel best management practices when hiring immigrant laborers.... Read More


Equine Vet Techs Earn CE Credit at Regioinal Symposium

January 31, 2009

Over the weekend of Jan. 9, Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center hosted the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians' (AAEVT) mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium.

More than 70 veterinary technicians who... Read More